Rundale Palace in Latvia (5)

Once you stepped inside the palace, you feel the grandness of the place.

I particularly like the chandeliers in the palace.DSC_0212

Both pictures focused on the chandeliers, but the ceilings in the background is just like some of the most beautiful ceilings of palaces in Europe.

The ceiling on the second picture is less colorful but still interesting. DSC_0217A

This is how the Palace is introduced in Wikipedia:

Rundāle Palace , formerly also Ruhenthal and Ruhendahl is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland  in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace. The palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of Bauska.

6 thoughts on “Rundale Palace in Latvia (5)

  1. I am originally from Latvia. We have lots of architectural masterpieces. I’m not sure whether all rooms were open at the time you visited, but it certainly is a fantastic place. Courland is still a region in Latvia, and it is in Latvian “Kurzeme”. I hope you stopped by in Vidzeme, as well, it has numerous places worth seeing. Latvia is ancient. Its capital city Riga was founded in 1201.

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